Today…we learned that things change on a pilgrimage….and that can be pretty great too! Last night, I learned that a few members of our group had special tickets for the General Audience and they invited me to come with them!
We watched our new friends shake hands and speak with the Pope! We were sitting on the other side of the Pope pavilion (I don’t know what else to call it). The light rain stopped completely as Pope Francis walked to his chair. We listened as best we could and stood on our chairs with our cameras…as he made his rounds again and again to the tanning crowd!
We started out pretty early….and went on to tour some awesome places throughout the afternoon and evening…finishing with gelato in an outdoor cafe, under the awning….during an impressive lightening and thunderstorm.